What Each Zodiac Sign Does To Feel More Appreciated, According To Astrology

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What Each Zodiac Sign Does To Feel More Appreciated, According To Astrology

Every day should be a day of appreciation for yourself, because feeling unappreciated can be a real blow to your self-esteem. If no one appreciates how you do your job or how you live your life, it can feel as if everything you do is pointless.

But we don’t need to get that feeling of appreciation from other people — we can give it to ourselves. And that's the thinking unique to each zodiac sign in astrology

It’s all about changing your mindset and seeing yourself for the wonderful person you are. Because every one of us has many things that are special, unique, and impressive, and these things don’t have to be flashy.

You might be kind to people or are thoughtful, and these are the kinds of qualities that make the world a better place. Sometimes it can be easy to overlook our positive traits, instead putting focus on how we don’t measure up or how we fail; instead, we must see all the good we do, the goals we achieve, and how vital we are to the lives of others.

If you’re not showing yourself any appreciation, you need to start. Pamper yourself or make a list that has all the good things about you, and the fantastic things you’ve accomplished. It might just take seeing it written down to remind yourself how deserving of appreciation you are.

Aries (March 21 - April 19)

If Aries doesn't feel appreciated by others, they'll just appreciate themselves. They tend to have a strong sense of self and are extremely self-confident, so they don't need other people to tell them how wonderful they are.

Aries will do something competitive or try to break their own record if they need that extra affirmation of their greatness. In the end, the opinion Aries trusts the most is their own.

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Taurus (April 20 - May 20)

If Taurus isn't feeling appreciated, they'll remind themselves that they don't need the approval of others to feel good. Taurus knows they smash it at whatever they attempt, and if they don't do something the first time, they'll do it until they get it right.

They're persistent and driven, and all they need to do is set their eyes on the prize and they're going to achieve it. They don't need to have hype-people because they're their own cheerleaders.

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Gemini (May 21 - June 20)

When Gemini isn't feeling appreciated, they make sure to schedule a time to chat with a friend. It's more than nice to be reminded of how much they rock and, sometimes, having someone compliment you is the best therapy.

Geminis know they are amazing, but somehow, hearing it from someone else is exactly the confidence boost needed. Other times, Gemini needs a good laugh to feel better about themselves.

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Cancer (June 21 - July 22)

Cancers do so much for other people that it's difficult not to expect that same kind of kindness and consideration from others. However, since we can't always depend on other people coming through for us when we need it, it's a good idea to work on having a more positive inner voice.

Cancer will tell themselves affirmations, make lists about their positive personality traits, and look at how much they've achieved in their lives. 

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Leo (July 23 - August 22)

Leos tend to have a huge support system, so when they're not feeling appreciated, they'll go to where they know they'll get the kind of recognition they desire. Leos might go to their neighborhood bar, the coffee shop where they're a regular, or the theater they perform at.

They have no problem going after what they need, especially in terms of attention. Anywhere they can be the center of attention works just fine. 

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Virgo (August 23 - September 22)

The most important thing is for Virgo to never turn feelings of being unappreciated into feelings of sadness or inadequacy. Virgos will look at these feelings of not being appreciated as they would any problem.

Are they misinterpreting someone's attitude as not being grateful, or are they way off-base? Virgos will take responsibility for their part in feeling unappreciated and work to replace those feelings with gratitude. 

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Libra (September 23 - October 22)

Libras counterbalance their feelings of being unappreciated by treating others the way they want to be treated, which is with compassion, kindness, and gratitude. They will thank people and let them know how much they appreciate even the small things.

The more Libra gets directs positivity towards others, the better they feel about themselves and their place in the world (or in their job or relationship). It's a change of perspective that goes a long way.

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Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)

When Scorpios feel unappreciated, they remind themselves that other people can't read their minds and may be completely unaware of what they're doing. It's important for Scorpio to get clear on not only what they need, but why.

Once they have a solid idea of what they need, Scorpio is able to plan the best way to get it. They are most comfortable when they're in control of their own emotions and not dependent on others to make them feel good about themselves.

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Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)

When Sagittarius isn't feeling appreciated, they'll go out to a meet-up or a networking event — someplace where there are new people to meet. They thrive in social situations and always make a great first impression.

Being around interesting people in a stimulating environment is a sure way for Sagittarius to shine, and it can help remind them of how amazing they are and how much people like them.

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Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)

Capricorns are practical, and they know that when they're not feeling appreciated, rather than hoping they get the gratitude or praise they want, they need to ask for what they need. It can be challenging to make yourself vulnerable in this way, but it can prevent a lot of problems and hurt feelings if you're clear about what you desire.

It's not the most comfortable thing for Capricorns, as they like to think of themselves as being very self-sufficient, but they're wise enough to know when they need to be direct.

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Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)

When Aquarians aren't feeling appreciated, they'll use their creativity to do something showy enough to be undeniably brilliant, or they'll do a huge gesture of some kind. They tend to think outside the box, so they're never going to do the expected or the same thing as someone else.

They want results and they generally get what they want, whether it's praise, attention, or gratitude. If Aquarius doesn't get what they want, they'll pretend they never needed it in the first place.

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Pisces (February 19 - March 20)

Pisces often feel unappreciated, but rather than turn those feelings inward, they take them and use them as inspiration or as a way to motivate themselves. Pisces will work harder, be more creative, and, if possible, be even more compassionate.

They are very sensitive and can get emotional if they feel they're being overlooked or written off. Pisces will use their feelings as a way to help them stand up for themselves and be their own advocates.

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Christine Schoenwald is a writer, performer, and astrology lover. She has written over 500 articles on the zodiac signs and how the stars influence us. She's had articles in The Los Angeles Times, Salon, and Woman's Day. Visit her website or and her Instagram.